Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza was one of the last projects to have been designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
It was also one of the first projects in South Korea to utilise Building Information Modelling (BIM) as its core design and construction platform and this was chosen to address a number of challenges posed by the Hadid design.
Firstly, the platform allowed the project’s many stakeholders from around the world to design collaboratively from a singular platform. It also streamlined the design, documentation, manufacturing and assembly of the building’s free-form façade - which is covered with more than 45,000 unique double curved aluminium sheet panels - and its reinforced concrete annexes.
The new Design Park consists of an 86,574sqm building, a plaza and a landscaped park. The core facility provides space for art exhibitions, conferences, a design museum, design labs and a media centre.
Watch the video explaining its complex design and assembly process from B1M below: